Record at Roseberys London Fine Art Auction

| August 9, 2015

The Scottish artist and landscape painter, William Yok MacGregor, hit a high note at Roseberys London 30 June Fine Art auction, when an oil on canvas entitled “Moonrise” broke the world auction record for a work by the artist.

William-Yok-MacGregor-MoonriseMarcus Grey, Head of Paintings, Drawings and Prints said: “We are extremely pleased with the results from this auction across the board, and in particular for setting what we believe to be a new auction house record for the sale of a work by William York MacGregor. It was a strongly contested painting, and we are delighted to see previously lesser recognised artists achieving good prices at Roseberys London.”

Having studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and the Slade School of Fine Art, MacGregor became famous as a founder and co-leader of The Glasgow Boys, a group of influential artists including John Lavery, Joseph Crawhall, and MacGregor’s art school friend James Paterson. This group of artists were interpreting and expanding the canon of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. Their subject matter featured rural, prosaic scenes from in and around Glasgow, and their depictions attempted to capture the many facets of the character of Scotland.


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